October 29, 2016
Big Green men halted by Harvard
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth men’s team’s three-game home winning streak was snapped as the Big Green fell, 1-0, to Harvard in showdown for the Ivy League lead at Burnham Field Saturday.
The Big Green (5-4-5 overall, 3-1-1 conference) fell out of a tie for first place with the Crimson (10-3-2, 4-0-1).
The Big Green’s Jonathan Nierenberg twice missed open nets early in the second half. Sam Brown’s 20-yarder broke the deadlock in the 79th minute.
“I’m really proud of the team’s performance,” Dartmouth coach Chad Riley said. “Credit to Harvard they got the result. They’re a very good team and I think they battled well. I think we made enough chances to win the game. They defended well and I’m proud of the whole week we trained. We have three games left and if we keep fighting I think we’ll extend our season.
“I think everybody is in it until you’re not. At this time of the year you just want to be competing and you want to be in that rhythm. I love this group and I think every time we’ve been challenged we’ve responded, so I expect a good response.”